by Helen Hartel
Stan–a deaf, blind and toothless 12-year old Chihuahua–was found wandering the streets alone near Westlake Blvd, and no one has come to the shelter looking for him. Great effort was made to locate his owner but without success. Since his hold-for-owner period has since passed, Stan is now available for adoption.
Stan may be a special needs boy, but he appears to be well-adjusted. He has been seen by a private vet for his senior wellness visit, and he apparently has a high grade heart murmur that is treated with half a tablet of a very inexpensive medication that only needs to be given by mouth once a day.
Here are some things you should know about Stan:
- When he is brought to the play yard, he takes care of his personal business immediately.
- He loves being in the play yard and passes the time sniffing, rolling around, laying in the sun and dozing off.
- He can be grumpy if approached too quickly due to his impairments and can get startled. A go-slow approach is best.
- Once he trusts a familiar person, he settles down in your lap.
Since his family hasn’t come forward, it is hoped that there is an angel out there who will adopt him to take home and cuddle. If you can’t be that person, you can still help by spreading the word and perhaps his family will be found. If they are not located, and by this time it seems unlikely, you can still help by networking his story to help find a compassionate person that will provide Stan with a loving safe home for his remaining years.
To adopt Stan, request A4793773. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally, pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov